Jul 2016

Small Businesses: How to Choose the Perfect Location

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Choosing a business location is one of the most important decisions a small business owner has to make. It requires serious and precise planning and research. Demographics have to be looked into seriously, and the supply chain must be assessed thoroughly. Not only that, but competitions should be scoped, budgets must be met, and state …

Jul 2016

10 Helpful Small Business Budgeting Tips

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Not many entrepreneurs know a lot of things about finances. In fact, some businesses fail because their funds were mismanaged. The problem is, whether you like it or not, finances are an important factor when running a business – both big and small.   Here are some helpful financing tips that can surely do more …

Jul 2016

10 Business Advices You Should Not Miss Out On

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Business successes and failures teach entrepreneurs many things – what to do and what not to when starting a business. There are several books and articles that tell you what you should or should not do in order to be successful in this industry, but it’s not always easy to follow what we see, hear …

Jul 2016

10 Great Cost Cutting Ideas Your Small Business Needs

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With a struggling economy, small business owners are looking for ways to increase profits, improve efficiency, and save money. The good news is there are many helpful ideas that you can find in business books and articles. Instead of covering the obvious ones, we need new and creative ways to save.


Here are some improved ideas for your small business cost cutting strategies:


Go paperless!

If you apply this, you can be sure to lower storage costs as well as printing costs. You will also be able to improve the overall efficiency of your small business by running a paperless office. By scanning documents, you can now send and share information easily and effortlessly and at the same time, you get to save your business time and money.


Lease your equipment.

This can be done to avoid big and upfront costs you have to face when purchasing equipment. You don’t just conserve your company’s cash, but you can also save a substantial amount of money in upgrades, repairs and maintenance since there are several lease agreements that cover these expenses.


Use a 0% credit card balance transfer.

Transferring the debt balance from one card to a 0% one is a great way to save money on interest charges. This also allows you to pay down your debt.


Collect cash in advance.

When you are extending credit to customers, you have to consider collecting a percentage of cash up front with each purchase. By doing so, you will help your company reduce risk, save money, and improve cash flow in collection efforts.


Consider bundled services.

Some companies provide bundled services that include cable, internet, phone service, fax and web hosting. Bundling two or more services from one company can save your business hundreds of dollars every year.


Manage your employees’ spending.

The abuse or misuse of company-issued credit cards can occur among employees at every level. It is important that you set guidelines, activate pre-set limits and alerts, and monitor your monthly spending reports in order to save money and avoid costly mistakes.


Use payroll debit cards.

With a debit card payroll system, your business can definitely reduce its administrative costs. This system eliminates the expenses that go into printing checks, and it also lowers the risk of fraud. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, this is a major benefit since a high percentage of 60% of all fraud incidents within a business involve the employees.


Whether you are an existing business or a start-up, it is essential in this industry to do whatever is possible to look for new and legal ways to save money. Take action as soon as possible!


Jul 2016

Famous Companies That Started in a Garage

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Some people believe that in order to start a business, they should have a corporate office first. That’s where some people go wrong. It might surprise to you know that there are several multi-billion dollar companies that started in the unlikeliest of places: the garage.   However big they might seem now, some of the …

Jun 2016

Time Management: Why It’s Important

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Have you ever heard the saying, “Time and tide wait for none”? It is important that we understand the value of time for us to succeed in all aspects of life. People who waste time are also the ones who fail to create an identity of their own. In business, it is especially important to …

Jun 2016

How to Attract More People to Your Small Business

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With the many businesses here and there, the deal now is that no one wants to be sold to anymore. It is important that you give consistently to eventually get business, especially if you are offering professional services. Here are some tips on how you can attract more customers:   Consumers look at your service. …

Jun 2016

Building Better Working Relationships

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Establishing and maintaining healthy working relationships is the key to having a positive workplace. Effective businesses are the ones which encourage the development of positive relationships between employers and employees as well as amongst colleagues. How do we start doing this? Here are some tips for everyone:   Have a clear and concise company mission …

Jun 2016

Digital Advertising and What It Does for Your Small Business

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The world has rapidly shifted from analogue to digital – and the change has been amazing (or overwhelming for some)!  You would notice how people are consuming more and more digital content on a daily basis – may it be on their mobile phones, desktop computers at work, laptops, tablets, etc.   You might be …

Jun 2016

Never Ask for Loans from Family and Friends

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Borrowing money is not an easy decision to make – it is a very important one. Before borrowing money, determine first if the loan is absolutely necessary, or if saving up for it is a better option. Once you have decided that you do need to borrow money, the amount that you need to borrow …